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Paramount Damp Proof Impregnated Safety Matches Soviet Union Matchbook Sticker (MB349)

This is just the loveliest patina on this old matchbox.  I LOVE the kind of spooky pyramids on it and the way the Paramount has this whole line and fade thing going.  It’s also cool that they were manufactured in the Soviet Union.  The term “impregnated” always gets me – it is actually from the historic catalysts.  When you wanted to light a fire, before matches were little bulbus things on wooden sticks, you carried cord that had been saturated in combustible chemicals.  So the cord was referred to as “impregnated” – so the term got transferred.  If one is to be impregnated, it seems to me it’d be WAY more fun for that process to NOT involve scary, flammable chemicals.  I do love the really, really old matchbox covers like this one.  They have a wonderful smell, the papers do, and my whole studio smells like these old paper match covers.

The image you see is exactly what we use to produce your bespoke sticker.  All stickers are custom made.  (We include 1 free GypsyFaith sticker per order.)

All GypsyFaith die-cut vinyl stickers are printed on glossy, premium, extra thick vinyl.  We then seal the image in clear laminate so that it will be particularly resistant to fading or tearing.  We will only sell the absolute top end of any particular product on our site.  Our intention, as we developed this product, was to make it as durable and valuable as our magnet products.

Images used to make our stickers are scanned at 9600dpi resolution, reduced to 960dpi for production.

SIZE:  This sticker is exactly  2.573 x 1.574 inches OR  6.535 x 3.999 cm.

It ships in a photo-type mailer to prevent bending.

*We require a minimum purchase of $10 for sticker orders.  We ship First Class US Mail for our customers domestic and international; for domestic orders the ship time is approximately 7 days.  We do not expedite shipping.  Cost for shipping, as well as tax, is calculated at checkout.